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CPV’s 1-GW Fairview CCGT project completed

Partners Competitive Power Ventures and Osaka Gas this week announced that the 1,050-MW Fairview Energy Center was commercially operational in Pennsylvania.

The internationally funded $1 billion, 1,050-MW Fairview project was developed and is managed by Maryland-based CPV. Fairview utilizes GE equipment while Kiewit was the main construction contractor.

The combined-cycle plant will generate enough power for up to approximately one million homes. CPV CEO Gary Lambert noted that the project was completed ahead of schedule.

“CPV continues to make strides toward modernizing the country’s electric generation supply and improving reliability while addressing sustainability concerns by lowering system-wide emissions, including carbon, by deploying the most efficient technology with the cleanest fuel available–natural gas,” he said.

Work began on the Fairview project two years ago. It is located in Jackson Township on an 86-acre former brownfield site, remediated and cleaned up by Neumeyer Environmental Services.

Fairview features GE 7HA.02 gas turbines, a steam turbine, generators and controls equipment. Other contractors included Charles J. Merlo, Laurel Management and Cenergy. 

“CPV’s state-of-the-art Fairview Energy Center is a testament to what is possible when great partners come together to execute a critically important project,” said Scott Strazik, CEO of GE’s Gas Power business. “We are proud that GE’s world-class HA gas turbine technology is the heart of this project, providing highly efficient, reliable, and flexible electricity at a level equivalent to the electricity needs of more than one million Pennsylvania homes.”

CPV has developed numerous gas-fired, combined-cycle power projects in the U.S. eastern and Midwest regions. Those include the 805-MW Towantic Energy Center in Connecticut, the 725-MW Woodbridge in New Jersey and the planned 1,250-MW Three Rivers CCGT project in Illinois.

Osaka Gas is a Japan-based service provider and gas infrastructure investment and management firm. Original $700 million senior debt financing for the project closed in 2017 and included 16 international lenders, with lead arrangers including Credit Agricole, MUFG, BNP Paribas, CIT Bank, National Australia Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China-New York Branch and Industrial Bank of Korea.